Good post.THANKS a lot !!!
To you and to the author of this crazy ideia .
My Nvidia Gainward GTX460 died a couple weeks ago .
I couldn't found the card in ''device manager'' and all i saw was ''GREEN HORIZONTAL BARS'' ...
I've tried everything to solve the problem because right now i cannot afford to buy a new one :
- i reinstalled the drivers multiple times
- i installed even older drivers
- i inspected the video card and nothing was broken or burnt
- i tried the video card in all available slots
- i open the video card and clean the dust and add new thermal compound
- i tried different cables from the power supply
- i tried with a secondary power supply connected only to the video card
- and lastly ... i Formatted the pc
Nothing worked ...
Fortunately i found this Page/site/discussion and crazy as i am , i decided to try .
I open the card and did the same thing with the tiny balls of aluminum foil (nvidia chip up) ,
I did it in a old Gas oven and let the card there for 15 min. almost in the maximum , opening the oven once in a while to see if the card did not start to melt .
After 15 min. i remove it and i just let the card Cool down a bit and i give it a try , and ...
''Voilá'' , -------- IT WORKED --------- , i just had to install the drivers.
Now, after a week is still working flawlessly 12 to 13 hours a day !!!
GOD BLESS YOU !!!
ROHS compliant components helps reduce the number of us dropping dead in some years time.It's amazing you guys haven't dropped dead from toxic fumes and shit in your food
yea mine lasted years and till i retired it.....i wouldn't run a business baking cards in a oven used for food...but one card is not a huge dealHas anyone done a GPU bake and had the fix last for years? I've read a lot about baking only lasting for short periods before the issues pop up again.
Also, I was watching a video by Linus on Tech Tips and he pointed out the the chemicals and gases released by baking a card will contaminate your oven, so not to use one that you plan to cook in.
u are heating up the whole board with other components ,,, also those ROHS solder (Lead Free) is actually more toxic, as it add lots of other compound to increase the adhesiveness compare to Pb, so yes.. it does leave toxic residue...but depend on ur toxicity index, the "toxicness" might be "ok"I heard that this leaves a chemical in the oven? Truth to this?
Seriously? A virtual boy? You did this world a disservice by repairing that XD. They should of dumped them all into the land fill next too the ET cartridges. I remember a friend trying to sell me his for like half the price. I couldn't stand playing it. A few months later I remember like piles of them in the middle of a EB story. They couldn't give those away. Think they were trying to sell them of for like $25.I couldn't imagine the few times we've done it to be a problem, no more so then all those years it was still ok to microwave food in Styrofoam lol. I did a Virtual boy a while ago, one of the eye modules needed it, fixed it up good, working ever since. Back when I did GPU's they lasted the two years or so until I sold them off, so that's as far as I can confirm them to work but it's something I guess. I think a buddy of mine did this to his Xbox 360 and last I knew it's still going, that's like 4 years ago, maybe more
I collect so I had to have one. I don't go for full sets on any system because I don't have the space or care for all the games I won't ever play but for virtual boy I will, I have 7 right now and I think there was only 11 in NA. It looks dumb with just one case on the wall for a certain system. I think I've only got 4 or 5 of them cased right now, but honestly I don't even have walls to display on at my new house so I guess it doesn't matter lolSeriously? A virtual boy? You did this world a disservice by repairing that XD. They should of dumped them all into the land fill next too the ET cartridges. I remember a friend trying to sell me his for like half the price. I couldn't stand playing it. A few months later I remember like piles of them in the middle of a EB story. They couldn't give those away. Think they were trying to sell them of for like $25.